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I have an exmark laser z 60". Drive belt is slipping. Is…

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I have an exmark laser z 60". Drive belt is slipping. Is there a way to move the whole deck forward slightly to provide the tension needed? Tensioner seems to be OK, and cannot tighten further.

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

To a greater or less degree, a couple of years. Tried replacing belts, clutch. Problem still remains. Tried a shorter belt, but couldn't get it on.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes, if possible.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

The mower is at least 16 years old.

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Exmark laser z. Zero turn. 16 years or so, I think.

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

The belts stretch over time and the only thing that can be done to repair the issue if the tensioner is good, is replace the belt

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

s​orry it just showed that you replaced the belt already. Is this correct?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Can the deck be adjusted forward any?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

are you referring to the deck drive belt for the blades or the motion drive belt?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Deck drive belt
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

if you have replaced the belt, then the tensioner would be the next thing I would check as you cannot move the deck to adjust the belt tension.

what belt part number have you used on this machine?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
IDK. I got it local, a month ago or so.
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

I would check the part number to make sure the right belt was given. can you remove the belt as it sits currently without releasing the tension

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No, I have to unbolt the clutch and a guard on the deck to get the belt off.
You know, I don't think this is helping much. I can tell myself to replace the belt and check the tensioner. I'll just keep playing with it.
That's all, thanks.
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

not a problem.

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 10 months ago

Let me know if you have any more questions.

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